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committed to nuclear energy as part of america's energy future. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:12. california has two nuclear power plants. operators say they can with stand earthquakes. diablo canyon nuclear power plant. pg&e says diablo canyon can survive a 7.5 quake. the other can with stand 7.2 magnitude quake. they're located at the pacific ocean. experts say ocean water is absolutely key to running those plants safely. >> very quickly the winds start to mix with the release and it becomes dispersed so that obviously if it's rolling out to the oceaned risk is immediately diminish. >> operators are meeting in april to go over plant safety. >>> japanese stocks took a nose dive for the second day in a row. overnight the nec dropped making total disaster nearly 17%. manufacturing around the country is all but paralyzed now by energy and part shortages even construction companies tumbled in tuesday trading. checking in on wall street, numbers indicate a huge drop when we open up in the next hour or so. futures down significantly. here'
. where trump says the president should be heading today instead of south america. >>> good morning, westbound 24 traffic looks pretty good heading up to the high-rise. another update straight ahead. >>> we are covering developing news out of libya this morning. the government has closed its commercial air space to all traffic. as ktvu alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom this comes after u.s., france, and britain get ready to launch air strikes. alison. >> reporter: france says it's prepared to launch strikes within hours. in a dramatic turn around the u.n. security council voted to use all necessary measures to stop libya's leader from attacking his own people. this is a lock at the celebrations on the streets of benghazi. a fierce fite seems eminent. >> this resolution should send a strong message to colonel gadhafi and his regime that the violence must stop, the killing must stop, and the people of libya must be protected. >> reporter: it is still unclear how the international operation and military strikes against gadhafi's regime might unfold. two arab count
plans to handle the big crowds at america's cup. >>> why some homeowners in mountain view may be glad they bought mobile homes. >>> also the surprise in the barry bonds perjury trial. >>> good morning. southbound 101, northbound 101 looking pretty good. and macarthur maze traffic also looks good. getting out to oakland. we'll have another look at traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> good morning to you. welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news. it's already thursday march 31st. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. seems like a very nice thursday. let's check in with steve. >>> it will be, pam and dave. clear skies, temperatures upper 40s to 60 in san francisco. all signs point towards sunshine today. i mean right from the start. so 70s and low to mid-80s, possibility of record highs again today. we had six on wednesday and maybe even more today. here's sal. >>> steve, right now traffic is moving well on the san mateo bridge. looking good getting out to the high-rise as we continue to watch the traffic get busier. we still have a little bit o
they will release several e- mails allegedly from bank of america. they operate under the name unanimous. bank of america has improperly foreclosed on some homes. the information was stolen from an play. >>> the chief spokesman for the state department quit his job. manning is suspected of giving classified documents to wikileaks. his remarks forced the president to defend the conditions as mannings detention as appropriate. >>> a glitch with clipper cards turned out to be a problem. $14,000 over charge to more than 100 people. how the agency in charge is responsing. >>> bay area residents that just came back from that quake is now home safe. they will hear their stories of survival and how they were able to escape the disaster of them. >> if you are driving on bay area bridges it's a wet commute. we'll be back with more. >>> good morning, we have cloudy skies. light rain, drizzle. mainly kind of between the north bay and south bay stretching for areas back from east bay over toward the coast. highs today will be really mild mid to upper 60s. kind of a muggy pattern. >>> a san lee antero woman
and create a legitimate government. >> reporter: now president obama is cutting short his south america trip by just a few hours to get back here to d.c. today to deal with the crisis. secretary of state hillary clinton is also making some interesting comments about her understanding of what's really going on with gadafi. ville more on that for you during my next update in about an hour. for now live in washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, six libyan villagers are recovering after being shot by american soldiers. military officials say the villagers were thanking the pilots of a downed air force jet for the air strikes, but when a u.s. rescue helicopter flew in to pick up the pilots, they began firing on those villagers. despite the incident, the villagers say they want the u.s. involvement to continue. >>> the price tag for the u.s. involvement is topping the $100 million mark. and debate over more funding is raging in washington. according to navy figures, the u.s. has spent $225 million already on tomahawk missiles to establish that no-fly zone in libya. and it w
of america merrill lynch are selling 50 million shares to gold man sax. that came yesterday after the closing bell. the stock will open down about 5%. >>> all right. time now 5:22. time magazine named several politicians who excel at a new skill. and san francisco congresswoman nancy pelosi makes the top ten. >>> also why many oakland police officers are ready to find a new job in another city. >>> good morning. traffic is moving well on the san mateo bridge, but nearby there is a ramp that's closed partially because of a big rig accident. >>> good morning. few high clouds around. lows are in the 40s. low, mid to a few upper. end up with high clouds but sun, clouds and temperatures continue their upward trend today. low to mid-60s and a few upper 60s and few low 70s. >>> oakland police chief scheduled a news conference for 11:00 this morning. the chief is expected to publicly respond to the growing number of complaints of low morale in its department. some veterans officers say it's now hit rock bottom. the police union blames several factors including layoffs, retirements and defection. >>
. they are -- san francisco county is not sure how many they will receive. >>> america's contractors are giving high praise to the s- curve on the bay bridge. they have named it one of the best construction projects of 2010. the s-curve opened in september of 2009 as a temporary link to the new eastern span. critics immediately blamed it for causing several serious accidents including a fatal crash in which a truck driver plunged over the side. since that accident cal tran has installed extra warning signs. >>> sal watches the s-curve and everything else. >> traffic is doing very well here at the s-curve and everywhere else as you are driving into san francisco. no major problems. this is a look at interstate 880 westbound. if you are going into san francisco right now you use that s-curve getting into the city traffic looks good. we are off to a nice start. but i'm not going to steal steve's thunder happen let's go to steve. >>> sal, is thering in going on tonight that would remind you of spring of summer? >> yes, it's baseball back in the bay area. >> just in time. this week looks mostly sunny. if
now it's anybody's game. but the public gets to weigh in and tonight we find out who america is rooting for, but not before a performance by adam lambert. you can watch all the action right here on ktvu channel 2 at 8:00 tonight. make sure you join us tomorrow right here on mornings on 2, pam cook will be talking to the first eliminated contestant live at 745:67:89 ready for that? >> yeah, i'm going to feel bad, there's a lot of talent this year. >>> a search is on for a gunman in oakland. we just with the victim's family many the last half hour. he's going to tell us what he learned from them. >>> also, stop and help feed the hungry. they're hoping to make a difference.
be effected by a crash. >>> america's top nuclear regulator goes before congress this morning as ktvu alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. he's expected to face tough questions about the safety of nuclear plants here in the u.s. in light of the crisis in japan. alison. >> reporter: pam, ahead of this mornings hearing i got this letter that members of congress sent to the head of the nuclear regulatory commission. they are very concerned about the safety of nuclear reactors here in the united states. they point to maps like this one from the u.s. geological survey which shows reactors in the area of seismic activities. there are 35 nuclear facilities in all of the u.s. with potential for high seismic activities. reactors are meant to stab more. >> we design so there will be no significant release of the radiation to surrounding population. >> reporter: some here are just not buying it. more on their concerns during my next update in an hour. for now we are live until washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> european energy administrators have agreed to conduc
.a. tin america today with a stop in elle saliva core. look at these pictures last night. they attended a dinner at the pal loss of chilean president. earlier in the day the two leaders held a joint news conference where the president talked about libya. he says the u.s. plans to reduce its role. >> there is going to be a transition taking place in which we have a range of coalition partners. the europeans members of the arab league that will be participate in establishing no a fly zone. >> president obama will come home here to the u.s. following his stop in el salvador. >>> sarah palin on an international tour of asia in the middle east. she made a stop in israel. that is made by boosting her policy credentials. sarah palin insists her trip is a private trip. she has avoided the media and has not commented on the crisis in libya or what is happening in the unrest in the middle east. >>> there is an important weather warning for those heading to a popular vacation spot in lake county. the lake is expected to reach flood stage tomorrow and rise even higher by friday. heavy rain has poun
there and the judges. but america will make the final decision. and tonight we find out who will be the third idol hopeful to be eliminated. you can watch all the action of that elimination right here on ktvu. the results show kicks off at 8:00 p.m. >>> all right. time now 5:57. more rain, some flooded roads waiting for you as your morning commute begins. we're on storm watch all over the bay area. we have live reports on exactly where the problems are. >>> plus things are getting more and more interesting in the
and social dances of north america. the administrators say the list was designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of student athletes but stanford dropped the courses last week following some complaints. >>> 180 employees with the mt. diablo school districts will get layoff notices next week. the school board made that decision last night as it tries to make up a $22 million budget deficit. we spoke with the president of the school board overnight. and he tells us further steps to deal with the deficit will largely depend on whether state lawmakers approve the tax extension for the june ballot. >>> all right. time now 5:56. knock on wood the commute so far this morning, tara, you've done a good job with it. >>> thank you very much. but if i could just make a pitch here for mass transit. i don't know about you guys but it cost me like $60 to fill up my tank the her day. take bart if you can. okay. let's head to the south bay. 280 at the 880 split. those headlights are northbound 880 as you drive towards santa clara. 680 at the grade near fremont we had an earlier accident on the north mi
will soon be on their way from san francisco to new york. the dogs will be flown on a virgin america plane as part of operation chihuahua. it's being done because there are so many chihuahuas in california shelters. and there's a great demand for them on the east coast. >>> now we know who let the dogs out. time now 5:43. have you had your breakfast yet? up next we're going to tell you who's serving up pancakes for free this morning. also how sick children could benefit. >>> the new warning for local businesses accused of trashing the streets of san francisco. >>> good morning. if you're driving on 24 westbound looks pretty good heading up to the tunnel. we'll tell you more straight ahead. >>> good morning. we have mostly clear skies. temperatures 30s and 40s will give way to sunshine here in the morning. slowly increasing clouds in the afternoon. upper 50s and low 60s. rain and wind by tonight though. >>> all right, steve. welcome back. good morning to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now. in just about 15 minutes from right now federal saf
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